Maroon Bells weekend restrictions |

Maroon Bells weekend restrictions

Aspen Times writer

Cars may not drive to Maroon Lake in the Maroon Bells Scenic Area on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.With a number of foliage hunters heading up Maroon Creek Road to the Maroon Bells Scenic Area, lakeside parking lots are full.To handle the heavy weekend traffic, forestry officials have imposed weekend restrictions.The entrance to the Maroon Bells area will be closed to private vehicles from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Friday through Sunday.A shuttle bus will run regular schedules, every 20 minutes starting at 9:05 a.m. from the Aspen Highlands Village parking lot to Maroon Lake during weekend restriction hours. The shuttle fee is $6 for adults, $4 for children and seniors. The last bus down from the Maroon Bells leaves at 5 p.m.Weekday admissions are unchanged. From Monday to Thursday, individual entry per vehicle costs $10.There are no restrictions on nonmotorized forms of transport (cyclists and hikers).From Oct. 2 the road is free to all vehicles.

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